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A Rasmussen Poll Confirms It. Its Not Just Me.

Everywhere I go these days, I hear people openly complaining about the new congress and the bail-out ("spendulous bill").  I've never heard so many non-partisan types so upset--if not downright disgusted --with the Washington Beltway crowd.  The partisan types are positively livid.

Rasmussen (the pollster) confirms that my observation is correct.  67% of Americans think they could do a better job on the economic crisis than the current congress!

In fact, 44% polled think that people selected randomly out of the phone book could do a better job!

I'm with the 44%.  Next time we have congressional elections in 2010, it is time to "throw the bums out!"

Click here: Rasmussen Reports™: The Most Comprehensive Public Opinion Site.

Reader Comments (7)

The stimulas plan will prove to be a disaster. The banks will be unable to lend uncle Sam the money. So, uncle Sam will just print more money, which will lead to more inflation.

Our children will be stuck with this bill. We need less government, less taxation, and more small businesses to drive the economy.

Some of the guys want a service driven economy. What in the heck are we going to do? Serve each other hamburger's? (Although, In 'n Out burgers are great!)

California is in such bad shape, the taxpayers will be getting I.O.U's for their tax refunds.

Felow Christians, start buying Gold!
February 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd
Whenever I see polls like this one I have to ask the question: OK, so who voted for these people?? How did they get into office in the first place?

For those who live in the Golden State, I have heard that the beloved Speaker of the House has such a low percentage of popular support out there that it's below double digits. If that's true, who votes her into office?

As was said, I get the feeling that there'll be a big turnover of many of these people in 2010. It's a herd mentality anymore....
February 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge
Our rep (one of the good guys) is having a town meeting type thing this weekend. I intend to go, and ask him if people are just plain mad, inside the beltway.

Here's hoping the "stimulus bubble" deflates gently.
February 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
I hear that only 12% of this spendulous bill, well actually go to help working American's. What kind of America is this generation leaving for the younger? Are we just making more of a mess? 2010 comes around I wonder who well be in office and how many well need a bail-out as they are loosing there so called job.

I see the picture above that says "Honest Leadership". I would question that printing more money going to help us or in the long run hurt us? Why don't we just let the economy bottom out so that it can rebound? Just a thought.
February 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertiminator
There is hope!!!

The stimulus package figures out to about $13.00 per week in your paychecks.

I had a hard time sleeping last night, as I was so excited, thinking about how I am going to spend all this extra money.
February 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd
All you Austrian economic types beware- I was heavily into it at one time. I read all the reconstructionist material. I even read Ludwig Von Mises Human Action. I debated this heavily while at Calvin with the economics professors their. This was during the Bush and Clinton administration when all the conservatives were up in arms with how Clinton was going to handle the economy. How he was going to ruin it and how interest rates were going to skyrocket and how inflation was going to kick in again. It does not matter what the majority or minority think. The question is and always will be what is the truth in the economic realm and who is speaking it most clearly. The problem is there is no word of God in economics. How do we determine whose theory is going to work the best? There are no clear and cut answers here- speak to any economist worth his salt and they will tell you this.
February 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Yeazel
"It is time to throw the bums out" No doubt- listen to some of this garbage from an article by Lawrence Lindsey in the Weekly Standard: "The problems began with the inexplicable decision by the administration not to submit its own economic stimulus package, buit instread delegate the job to Nancy Pelosi and the barons on the House Appropriations Committee. Appropriations is the reptilian brain of the political process. It is where all the back scratching. logrolling, and pork barreling gets done. Macroeconomic coherence is just not part of the skill set of House Appropriations members.................This package was marginally improved by the House Ways and Means Committee, Ways and Means gave money directly to workers as opposed to local politicians.. Butno improvement in the tax system............So the package the House produced was not "stimulus" in any normal understanding of the word. Of the 820 billion package that emerged form the House, only 20 percent would be spent in fiscal 2009 and only another 40 percent in 2010. That left 40 percent of the package to be spent in 2011 or later, when even the more pessimistic forecasters (of whom I am one) expect the economy to be in full recovery. This plan delivers the stimulus at precisely the wrong time."
"The new administration fell into this hole by belatedly discovering the fiscal realitiesf the country. Government spending takes time to get going, and once flowing , is difficult to stop."

We should throw the bums out. This is how Washington works and I do not forsee how it can be changed expect by voting all new people into the HOuse and Senate.
February 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Y

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